2 reviews by Emperor Megas..
This game was shown on the original poster inserts included with every first run Master System game. It slated as a soon to be released title, and I waited in vain the better portion of my childhood for this game to release on the Master System.
It took almost 10 years for me to finally accept that this title was vaporware. I still hold a grudge 'til this day.
Everything about this game is awesome. The music, enemies, bosses -- it was a like a Zelda alternative for those with a SEGA Master System. The only downside was the password system. The ones you got when your game was over worked fine, but I've never gotten a single password in-game from Rio that actually worked.
The ending teased my for decades, too. That sequel never happened. ~_~